Bancroft - TurnerTransmission Line Rebuild Project

Appalachian Power representatives plan to increase electric reliability in West Virginia by making upgrades to the transmission system in Kanawha County, Putnam County and the city of Nitro.

The Bancroft-Turner Transmission Line Rebuild Project involves upgrading approximately 15 miles of transmission line with modern equipment.

Construction began late 2022 and is expected to conclude by late 2025.

Project Updates

06/21/23: Crews plan to continue transmission line construction on Phase 1 (Nitro-Turner) this July and conclude by summer 2024. Construction on Phase 2 (Bancroft-Nitro) is expected to begin spring 2024 and conclude fall 2025.

05/05/21: Company representatives have determined a proposed power line route after reviewing input that landowners and community members provided during a virtual open house last year. See the interactive map above to view the proposed route.

09/21/20: The project team is still actively working to choose a proposed line route for the 15-mile transmission line rebuild. Landowners are encouraged to provide comments using the comment form below or calling 833-313-3743.

06/23/20: Project representatives encourage landowners to submit their feedback about the project by July 21. To provide comments on how this project affects your property or to provide special conditions related to your property, please use the comment form below or call 833-313-3743.


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Project Timeline



Proposed structures vary depending on the location. Crews plan to rebuild the power line primarily using H-frame poles and lattice towers in rural areas and single poles in urban areas.

At Appalachian Power, we are committed to meeting the energy needs of customers while protecting the environment and natural beauty of the region.

Existing Structure Height: Approximately 55 feet*
Proposed Structure Height: Approximately 85 feet*
Right-of-Way Width: Approximately 100 feet*

* Exact structure, height and right-of-way may vary


Project Maps

Please note that these maps are preliminary and do not reflect any final power line route decisions.


Step 1: Below is an Overview Map that displays the entire project area. Please use the Overview Map to find the general location of your property.


Step 2: Each outlined area on the Overview Map represents a single, numbered Map Page that shows that section in greater detail. Visit the appropriate Map Page below for your area.


Virtual Open House Project Fact Sheet Project Map Access Roads Field Activities

Appalachian Power serves approximately 1 million customers in West Virginia, Virginia and Tennessee.

Cortney Mustard

Project Outreach Specialist

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